Shirley Mueller

Shirley A. Mueller, 76, of Staples died October 10, 2020 at the Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Oct. 14, 2020 at Faith Lutheran Church in Staples. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church in Staples.

Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Staples.    

Shirley was born October 15, 1943 in Buffalo Lake Township to Albert and Martha (Eitel) Woller. She grew up in Winthrop on the family farm. Shirley married Richard Lange and  the couple had four children. She worked at Hallmark, Coast to Coast and most recently at Lakewood Health Care until her retirement.  Shirley married Gary Mueller on April 29, 1988 in Staples. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, VFW Auxiliary and Legion Auxiliary clubs in Staples.  Shirley enjoyed playing cards, reading, cooking, Gary’s roses and above all else, she enjoyed family time. She taught her family to love, have discipline, be independent and work hard. Shirley was loving, feisty, strict, faithful and had a great sense of humor. Above all else she loved her family beyond words. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Gary, of Staples; three daughters, Angela (Mike Lambrecht) Mueller of Buffalo, Michelle Lange of Fountain Hills, AZ and Kristine (Bob) Miles of Prescott, AZ; one son, Richard Lange of Staples; one sister, Lucy Schandel of Neenah, WI; one brother, Edwin Woller of Winthrop; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lorraine and Betty; and one brother, Albert.

Arrangements were by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

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